Family God Moments

Our Family’s Journey to Find God in the Everyday


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Freedom from Inevitable Failure

I wrote last week about my family’s impromptu Maundy Thursday around our kitchen table (Pinot and Cheez-its). Needless to say, that family experience created quite a few “God Moments” to reflect on. Continue reading

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Being “Church”

Last Sunday morning, my son and I raced to the car after soccer practice and flew out of the parking lot, hoping we would hit the stop lights just right and actually make the 11:00 church service on time. (We didn’t…) As I drove, he worked on peeling off his stinky shin guards and changing into something presentable for church – as much as he could constrained by a seat belt that is. Continue reading


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Questions of Faith: Would you rather…

As the kids get older, it has become easier to pass the time during car rides, while standing in lines, or when waiting for the school bus. In the past few months, we have played a lot of “Would you rather…” The more we play, the better questions we get. Sure, my 5-year-old will still ask something like “Would you rather eat pizza or mashed potatoes?” But my 9-year-old? He’s posed some deep, thought-provoking questions lately; questions which demand reflection and honesty.

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Seeing God

My 4-year-old daughter sat quietly in the back seat as we drove home from daycare one afternoon. Then suddenly, she turned towards me and asked, “Mommy, why can’t we see God?”

My heart was filled with joy! Oh, yes – an opportunity to discuss faith with my daughter!! Continue reading


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Making the most of my procrastination

I am yet again stuck on a Sunday morning with nothing started on today’s post. I’ve done this to myself a lot lately – and it is not normally how I operate! I prefer to thoroughly plan, develop and execute tasks. I would not save homework for the last minute, I was rarely forced to cram for tests. So why do I continue to put my weekly writing off until the morning it is “due”?!? Continue reading


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Dying to sin: again, again and again…

Today is Easter; a day, I would argue, in which we honor the most important moment in our faith story. In Easter, in death and resurrection, we have life! It is the pinnacle of our belief, where we stake our claim and find hope!

So… we have God, who created all things. And God decided to reveal God’s self to us through Jesus; through a human man, humbled beyond imagination through death on a cross, a servant to all through his life and his death. But the world betrays him; he dies and is raised from the dead so that the sins of the world might be forgiven? Continue reading


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Honesty: Fosters Community, Builds Faith

My 7-year-old son and I sat close together in church one recent Sunday morning. The service was about to begin; music filled the air. He leaned nearer to me and said “Sometimes what I hear in the Bible is hard to believe.” Continue reading